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Indicates the type of the parking facility Edit or translate this description.
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Status: approvedPage for proposal

The parking key can be used together with amenity=parking to specify the type of parking facility.

Common Values

Value Description Status Image
surface One level of parking on the ground. Approved P3030027ParkingLot wb.jpg
multi-storey Two or more levels of parking decks in a building structure. A common "parking garage" in the US. Prefer this tag to "parking=garage". Approved Multi-storey car park, Percy Street (geograph 1666894).jpg
underground Underground parking. Approved Christian Wirth - Tiefgarage Hauptplatz.jpg
rooftop One level of a parking deck on top of the building. In use Seattle - rooftop parking lot of the Fred Rogers Building from atop the Brunswick Building.jpg
sheds Private hangars for vehicles, located close to owner's home. Often constructed of profiled metal. By contrast, a private 'garage' usually has walls and a locking door, with room for 1-3 cars usually; for these use the tag building=garage instead. Approved 2009-365-232 Let it Rain-Snow (3858492698).jpg
carports Structure used to offer limited protection to vehicles, primarily cars, from the elements (Carports on Wikipedia). Typically without walls. Approved Carport-gewölbt.jpg
garage_boxes One level buildings with multiple individual boxes for one car, each, usually made of brick and metal. Usually, this area belong to garage cooperative with own name, chairman, budget, rules, security, etc. Approved Bhv-alte-garagen hg.jpg
layby Used in the UK to describe a parking area alongside a road. This differs from parking:lane=* as it is a separate from the road, where parking on the road itself does not take place, and might be signed as a parking area. In use


There is some usage of the tag parking=lane, but no definition of what this tag means exactly. Consider using parking:lane=* for parking along the side of highway=* instead.

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